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Invisalign clear aligners are a popular and discreet orthodontic treatment option for people who want a straight smile without changing their lifestyle. However, when considering getting Invisalign vs. braces, you may be wondering if one is better than the other.

Learn more about braces vs. Invisalign, types of orthodontic treatment, and how Harvey & Thomas Orthodontics can improve your smile. Request a free consultation now!

What’s the Difference Between Braces and Invisalign?

At Harvey and Thomas Orthodontics, we believe that orthodontic treatment is not one-size-fits-all. There are many types of treatment to address every patient’s unique smile needs.

Here are some of the advantages to treatment with Invisalign or Damon Braces:

Advantages of Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign’s virtually invisible plastic aligners blend into the teeth, keeping your treatment discreet and low-key. Clear aligners give you the freedom to smile big without interrupting your lifestyle.

Here are some reasons we love Invisalign clear aligners:

  • Comfortable, sleek design
  • Gentler pressure
  • Easily removable
  • Fewer dietary restrictions
  • Easy to clean

Advantages of Damon Braces

Damon Braces are a tried-and-true orthodontic treatment that can address a wide array of bite misalignments. These braces have an innovative self-ligating design that is often more comfortable than traditional metal braces. Plus, they also come in a clear version for patients who want a more discreet alignment option.

Here are some reasons why we love Damon Metal and Damon Clear Braces:

  • Fewer, shorter appointments
  • More comfortable than traditional braces
  • Can address many types of bite misalignments
  • Shorter overall treatment time
  • Easier to clean than traditional braces

Which is Better: Braces or Invisalign?

Everyone is different, and every patient should have a treatment plan that is as unique as they are. Since circumstances vary between patients, it’s hard to estimate which orthodontic treatment is best for you. During your first free consultation, we will assess your smile needs and discuss the best treatment for you.

We offer full and limited treatments at Harvey & Thomas Orthodontics. Full treatment runs between $5,800-$7,800 and limited treatments can cost $2,000-$4,800. Your out-of-pocket expenses may vary depending on whether or not your insurance covers orthodontics. Whether you opt for Invisalign or Damon Braces, our comprehensive fee is the same.

We don’t want the cost of orthodontic treatment to be a deterrent to orthodontic care. We offer zero-interest, flexible payment options so that every patient can find an affordable orthodontic solution for their budget.

Get Invisalign or Braces With Mobile’s Best Orthodontist

At our practice, we believe that improving smiles also improves lives. Beyond enhancing your appearance, orthodontics also sets the foundation for long-term dental health. Whether you ultimately decide on Invisalign aligners or Damon Braces, we know you will love your new smile.

It’s always a good time to think about getting orthodontic treatment. Request a free consultation with us and start your smile journey today!